Mesa, AZ asked in Military Law for Texas

Q: If solder had adultery more than 3 years ago at oversea station,and haven't been caught,can get away from charges?

Deployed to Japan for 3 years, have love relationship about one year with local Japanese lady who married to other man. Haven't been caught, came back to US it's been bit more than 4 years. Did not get any trouble about this relationship. I heard most of the adultery charges expires after 3 years since happened. Since already passed 4 years, this incident won't be able to get soldier punished in the future?

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Jeffrey Liebenguth
Jeffrey Liebenguth
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Honolulu, HI

A: The statute of limitations is generally 5 years, with some exception that do not seem like they would apply to your situation. Regardless, you should not ever speak of the matter with anyone. Hope that helps.

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